NCompass Live: Pretty Sweet Tech: Web Scraper 101

Have you ever found yourself copy and pasting a million things from a website? Do you need to gather information from an online catalog and put it online? Then you need a web scraper! Learn how to scrape the web on next week’s NCompass Live webinar, on Wednesday, January 26 at 10am CT. Special monthly episodes of NCompass Live! Join the NLC’s Technology Innovation Librarian, Amanda Sweet, as she guides us through the world of library-related ‘Pretty Sweet Tech’. In this session I will demonstrate, a powerful, free web scraper I use to pull data from the web without going crazy. I repeat, you don’t need to know how to code, and there are plenty of tutorials to get you started. By the end of this session you will:
  • Understand what web scrapers can and cannot do.
  • See in action!
  • Review copyright basics in the age of big data.
I hope to see you there as we scrape the web! Upcoming NCompass Live shows:
  • Feb. 2 – Intentional Design: Crafting a Mutually Beneficial Internship Program in a University Archives
  • Feb. 23 – Pretty Sweet Tech
For more information, to register for NCompass Live, or to listen to recordings of past events, go to the NCompass Live webpage. NCompass Live is broadcast live every Wednesday from 10am – 11am Central Time. Convert to your time zone on the Official U.S. Time website. The show is presented online using the GoToWebinar online meeting service. Before you attend a session, please see the NLC Online Sessions webpage for detailed information about GoToWebinar, including system requirements, firewall permissions, and equipment requirements for computer speakers and microphones.
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